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Charles Lowery (director of legislative policy and external affairs at New American Funding) and Julie Steinhagen (mortgage region manager of community lending at The Huntington National Bank) will co-chair the advisory council. Jorden Gonzales-Richard, MBA’s program and policy specialist, will manage and oversee the council’s staffing.

“It is my honor to serve as Co-chair of the Affordable Homeownership Advisory Council. I look forward to working with my industry colleagues to determine solutions to ease the ongoing affordability challenges facing our country,” Lowery said.

“The Council represents a vast group of experts who are committed to creating affordable housing opportunities, as well as developing sustainable homeownership options for those seeking to enter the housing market,” said Steinhagen.

According to its release, the members of the 2023 Affordable Homeownership Advisory Council include: